I received the new book by Korie Robertson called “Strong and Kind: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed” from FlyByPromotions, and was so glad that I was able to read it. At first, I figured that it would be how you you should spoil your kids and give them everything that they ask for. I mean, that family is one that has a lot to give. Well, I was wrong about that. Korie had a way of writing that made you feel as if you were sitting on the porch with a friend enjoying coffee, just talking about life. Her words really made sense, and were able to teach things that some might already know, but just in a different light.
Her book is focused on the values that she wants to instill in her children. I love how she writes in the beginning: “In this book you will see that Willie and I certainly aren’t perfect parents, but we are, like you, striving to raise children with good values, who contribute positively to this world, and who most importantly love God and love others. And that pretty much sums it up.” Well, with that, I’m in!! It is so important in my family to have a son that loves God and knows to put other people before himself. There are too many people today living only for themselves and looking out for only their best interests. We need to think of our neighbors, our friends and especially our family…what is best for them?
She goes on with more on page 13 saying: “What America needs today is parents who don’t just say they value these virtues (honesty, respect, etc.), but who live them and passionately and boldly teach them to their children. It’s up to me and you and every parent in America to make the necessary changes to give our children the opportunity to change the world. We do that by instilling good character traits in them, so that they will be capable of being the adults our world needs.” Wow, that is definitely something our world needs. This world is so messed up right now, and all of us who feel the same way, need to take a stand and make a positive mark on our areas of the world. If we do that, these things will spread and be able to make a difference in the world.
If you see a parent doing a great job, let them know. If a child holds the door open for you, or is polite…thank them. Taking a small bit of time from your day to acknowledge the things that certain people are doing right, will one, brighten their day, and two, make them want to do it again. If our kids see us being thankful, and doing all of the things that we are thanking others for, it will be something that they do, as well. I am blessed to have a son who loves helping people. He’ll stand there and hold the door for however many people need it. Or go over to help someone pick something up…whatever….his small acts of kindness, turn into big things in the other person’s heart. We are blessed to have a great kid!! I pray that the values that he continues with in his life are KINDNESS and HONESTY. Just like the strength and kindness that Korie hopes for her kids, we all need to try and make the true values something very important that our kids learn from.
If you have kids, what are the traits that you hope they will live by? If they are older, what do you see in them, that makes you smile?
It’s never been more important to teach your children well. What America needs today are parents who don’t just say they value these virtues but who live them and passionately and boldly teach them to their children. It’s up to me and you and every parent in America to make the necessary changes to give our children the opportunity to change the world. We do that by instilling good character traits in them so that they will be capable of being the adults our world needs – Korie Robertson.
Many parents want to see positive character traits in their children but wonder how to instill them. As stars of the hit reality-TV show Duck Dynasty, Korie and Willie Robertson receive loads of letters and messages from fans asking how they’ve raised such good kids. As they will tell you, ‘it isn’t always easy, but raising kids with good character is possible.’ A straight-forward, practical approach to parenting, Strong and Kind helps you identify the character traits you want to see in your children and gives you the tools for putting them in place. Besides strength and kindness other character traits include: Self-Control, Honesty, Compassion, Patience, Joyfulness, Loyalty, Humility.
By modeling positive traits, with confidence, consistency, creativity, unity, and in truth and love, you can increase the chances of your kids catching on. At the end of the day, the Duck Dynasty stars say the most important thing you can do for your children is what they do at the end of every episode: hand them over to God in prayer.
Flap Copy: What Legacy Will You Pass Down To The Next Generation? ‘After being a parent for twenty years, I have come to believe that the most important thing for parents to decide-more important than bottle or breastfeeding, more important than co-sleeping or sleep training, and even more important than whether to put your child in day care or become a stay-at-home parent – is what values are important to your family and how you will go about instilling those values in your children.’. Strong and Kind Korie Robertson – with the help of her mom, Chrys Howard, and with insights and stories from her husband, Willie – introduces nine character traits that children need in order to lead a successful life. And though there are no perfect parents or perfect children, Korie shares principles-based on biblical wisdom and time-tested practices-that will help you parent your own one-of-a-kind child.
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 27, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 9″ x 6″ x 1″
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#19 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living > Family
#127 in Books > Parenting & Relationships > Parenting
#925 in Books > Religion & Spirituality
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Korie Robertson is a New York Times best-selling author, the wife of Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson and star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. A mother of five, Korie balances family life and her role at Duck Commander with several ventures of her own, including her retail store Duck & Dressing, overseeing licensing for the family’s brands and philanthropic work with a children’s home in the Dominican Republic, Help One Now and adoption and foster care advocacy in Louisiana. Her writing credits include The Women of Duck Commander, Faith Commander and The Duck Commander Family.
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